(The following was originally published in The Citizen.)
Green Party candidate for governor Howie Hawkins isn’t sure where potential Working Families Party candidate for governor Diane Ravitch stands on all of the issues, but believes she could contribute a lot to a debate on education in this year’s gubernatorial race.
Hawkins released a statement Wednesday after it was reported the Working Families Party has asked Ravitch, an education policy expert, to run for governor on its party line this year.
According to the New York Daily News, Ravitch is interested, but the party hasn’t made a final decision on whether they will run their own candidate or endorse Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
If Ravitch does run, Hawkins welcomes the opportunity to debate key issues, including education.